|Shereen El-Feki: HIV -- how to fight an epidemic of bad laws - TED.com|
There is an epidemic of HIV, and with it an epidemic of bad laws -- laws that effectively criminalize being HIV positive. At the TEDxSummit in Doha, TED Fellow Shereen El-Feki gives a forceful argument that these laws, based in stigma, are actually helping the disease spread.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; global issues; health; law; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Lawrence Lessig: Re-examining the remix - TED.com|
At TEDxNYED, former "young Republican" Larry Lessig talks about what Democrats can learn about copyright from their opposite party, considered more conservative. A surprising lens on remix culture.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; law; music; technology; web; TEDxNYED; 2010
|William Black: How to rob a bank (from the inside, that is) - TED.com|
William Black is a former bank regulator who’s seen firsthand how banking systems can be used to commit fraud — and how “liar's loans” and other tricky tactics led to the 2008 US banking crisis that threatened the international economy. In this engaging talk, Black, now an academic, reveals the best way to rob a bank — from the inside.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; crime; finance; law; TEDxUMKC; 2013
|Alan Siegel: Let's simplify legal jargon! - TED.com|
Tax forms, credit agreements, healthcare legislation: They're crammed with gobbledygook, says Alan Siegel, and incomprehensibly long. He calls for a simple, sensible redesign -- and plain English -- to make legal paperwork intelligible to the rest of us.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; language; law; simplicity; TED2010; 2010
|Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet - TED.com|
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter,” he say, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; journalism; law; TED2014; 2014
|Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll - TED.com|
Drew Curtis, the founder of fark.com, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, "...for the creation and distribution of news releases via email." Along the way he shares some nutty statistics about the growing legal problem of frivolous paten
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; entrepreneur; law; TED2012; 2012
|Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy - TED.com|
Robert Neuwirth spent four years among the chaotic stalls of street markets, talking to pushcart hawkers and gray marketers, to study the remarkable "System D," the world's unlicensed economic network. Responsible for some 1.8 billion jobs, it's an economy of underappreciated power and scope.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; business; cities; community; economics; global issues; law; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Karen Tse: How to stop torture - TED.com|
Political prisoners aren't the only ones being tortured -- the vast majority of judicial torture happens in ordinary cases, even in 'functioning' legal systems. Social activist Karen Tse shows how we can, and should, stand up and end the use of routine torture.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; law; politics; prison; war; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Auret van Heerden: Making global labor fair - TED.com|
FLA head Auret van Heerden talks about the next frontier of workers' rights -- globalized industries where no single national body can keep workers safe and protected. How can we keep our global supply chains honest? Van Heerden makes the business case for fair labor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; global issues; human origins; law; work; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Christopher "moot" Poole: The case for anonymity online - TED.com|
The founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard, describes its subculture, some of the Internet "memes" it has launched, and the incident in which its users managed a very public, precision hack of a mainstream media website. The talk raises questions about the power -- and price -- of anonymity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; activism; collaboration; computers; culture; government; law; meme; web; TED2010; 2010
|Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity - TED.com|
Larry Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; business; creativity; entertainment; law; technology; 2007
|Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate - TED.com|
Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says -- but we're shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour, Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; government; law; philosophy; politics; sports; TED2010; 2010
|Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim - TED.com|
There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage of citizens. That's the argument at the core of this blistering talk by legal scholar Lawrence Lessig. With rapid-fire visuals, he shows how the funding process weakens the Republic in the most fundamental way, and issues a rallying bipartisan cry that will resonate with many in the U.S...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; corruption; global issues; government; law; politics; TED2013; 2013
|Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion's free culture - TED.com|
Copyright law's grip on film, music and software barely touches the fashion industry ... and fashion benefits in both innovation and sales, says Johanna Blakley. In her talk, she talks about what all creative industries can learn from fashion's free culture.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; design; fashion; law; media; TEDxUSC; 2010
|Philip K. Howard: Four ways to fix a broken legal system - TED.com|
The land of the free has become a legal minefield, says Philip K. Howard -- especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of suits. What's the answer? A lawyer himself, Howard has four propositions for simplifying US law.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; health care; law; TED2010; 2010
|Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk - TED.com|
After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: "If the NSA wants to respond, please do." And yes, they did. Appearing by video, NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett answers Anderson’s questions about the balance between security and protecting privacy.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; government; law; TED2014; 2014
|Johanna Blakley: Lessons from fashion's free culture - TED.com|
Copyright law's grip on film, music and software barely touches the fashion industry ... and fashion benefits in both innovation and sales, says Johanna Blakley. At TEDxUSC 2010, she talks about what all creative industries can learn from fashion's free culture.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; culture; design; fashion; law; media; TEDxUSC; 2009
|Scott Fraser: Why eyewitnesses get it wrong - TED.com|
Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes -- and bear witness to them. In this powerful talk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; crime; global issues; government; law; memory; mind; prison; science; TEDxUSC; 2012
|David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates - TED.com|
What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; death; global issues; law; politics; prison; storytelling; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Jonathan Zittrain: The Web as random acts of kindness - TED.com|
Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly? Social theorist Jonathan Zittrain begs to difffer. The Internet, he suggests, is made up of millions of disinterested acts of kindness, curiosity and trust.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; Internet; culture; law; technology; web; wikipedia; 2009
|Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand - TED.com|
In this gripping talk, lawyer Jason McCue urges for a new way to attack terrorism, to weaken its credibility with those who are buying the product -- the recruits. He shares stories of real cases where he and other activists used this approach to engage and create change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; crime; global issues; law; marketing; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Kristina Gjerde: Making law on the high seas - TED.com|
Kristina Gjerde studies the law of the high seas -- the 64 percent of our ocean that isn't protected by any national law at all. Gorgeous photos show the hidden worlds that Gjerde and other lawyers are working to protect from trawling and trash-dumping, through smart policymaking and a healthy dose of PR.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; global issues; law; mission blue; oceans; politics; science; 2010
|Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice - TED.com|
In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; crime; culture; global issues; law; TED2012; 2012
|Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law - TED.com|
Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; crime; global issues; law; women; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Yochai Benkler on the new open-source economics - TED.com|
Yochai Benkler explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; Google; business; collaboration; economics; law; social change; technology; wikipedia; 2005
|Margaret Gould Stewart: How YouTube thinks about copyright - TED.com|
Margaret Gould Stewart, YouTube's head of user experience, talks about how the ubiquitous video site works with copyright holders and creators to foster (at the best of times) a creative ecosystem where everybody wins.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; business; creativity; culture; entertainment; law; technology; video; TED2010; 2010
|Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government - TED.com|
The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub -- so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; collaboration; future; government; law; open-source; politics; social media; software; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future - TED.com|
The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in which technology's rapid development could allow crime to take a turn for the worse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; biology; crime; future; global issues; law; open-source; security; technology; violence; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy? - TED.com|
Nuclear power: the energy crisis has even die-hard environmentalists reconsidering it. In this first-ever TED debate, Stewart Brand and Mark Z. Jacobson square off over the pros and cons. A discussion that'll make you think -- and might even change your mind.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; climate change; economics; energy; environment; green; law; nuclear weapons; politics; TED2010; 2010